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Minister supervises first day back to school for 12th graders

August 10, 2020

Minister supervises first day back to school for 12th graders

KUWAIT: Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Saud Al-Harbi visited a number of schools yesterday to inspect the process of work on the first day back to school for 12th grade students through e-learning.

Twelfth grade students in public and Arabic private schools resumed the 2019-2020 academic year after a"... Continue Reading

New state-of-the-art driving licenses to limit illegal licenses

August 10, 2020

New state-of-the-art driving licenses to limit illegal licenses

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) at the start of 2021 is expected to replace old driving licenses with new state-of-the-art ones for about two and a half million people, comprising one million and 650 thousand expatriates and 800 thousand Kuwaiti citizens, reports a local daily.

The new driving licenses are likely to incorporate"... Continue Reading

Kuwait to dismiss 50% of expats working in government ministries

August 5, 2020

Kuwait to dismiss 50% of expats working in government ministries

Governmental ministries have begun laying off expats, especially those working in non-technical fields, Al Rai reported.

A source told Al-Rai, “The process of terminating expats working in the governmental agencies will happen gradually and we will be notifying them to ensure that the work is not affected.”

More"... Continue Reading

Municipality shuts down 46 shops for COVID-19 precaution breaches

August 4, 2020

Municipality shuts down 46 shops for COVID-19 precaution breaches

Kuwait’s Municipality said on Monday it closed down 46 shops during the Eid Al-Adha holidays for breaching precautionary health guidelines issued by authorities.

Some 1,142 warnings were handed out amid inspection visits to 1,197 shops, read a statement. These rounds aimed to fend off street vendors, unlicensed butchers,"... Continue Reading

Kuwait govt urges citizens to acquire travel insurance

August 4, 2020

Kuwait govt urges citizens to acquire travel insurance

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s government called on the public anew to abide by the health and preventive measures for their own safety and wellbeing. The Cabinet, in a virtual meeting chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, urged citizens wishing to travel to acquire health insurance to cover costs of treatment in case of infections or accidents, Interior Minister and"... Continue Reading

Kuwait govt advises to travel only if very necessary

August 3, 2020

Kuwait govt advises to travel only if very necessary

Government spokesman Tariq Al-Muzrim announced that the ban on commercial aviation to and from some countries is subject to continuous reviews by government agencies, the list will change as per the status of coronavirus reports.

He stated that the Ministry of Health advises people not to travel at present and only to travel if"... Continue Reading

Kuwait bans residents from 7 countries from returning

August 2, 2020

Kuwait bans residents from 7 countries from returning

Kuwait will lift the ban on international travel and allow its citizens and residents to travel to and from the country starting from August 1 excluding seven countries, the Center for Government Communication (CGC), the official spokesoffice for the Cabinet, said on Thursday.

“Citizens"... Continue Reading

Six schools to face legal measures for refusing to pay teachers’ salaries

July 27, 2020

Six schools to face legal measures for refusing to pay teachers’ salaries

Six private schools had their files suspended by the Ministry of Education (MoE) for withholding the salaries of its teachers, reports Al- Seyassah daily. The ministry has started procedures for withdrawing the license of the sixth school, while the other five have paid the dues, reported the daily. The sources revealed that the value of one of these guarantees is KD 200,000

The"... Continue Reading

Eid Al Adha: Kuwait announces five-day holiday

July 23, 2020

Eid Al Adha: Kuwait announces five-day holiday

Abu Dhabi: The Kuwaiti Civil Service Bureau announced on Tuesday that the Eid Al Adha holiday will be for five days starting from Thursday July 30, until Monday August 3.

In a statement published on its Instagram account, the Civil Service Bureau said that work will resume on Tuesday, August 4, indicating that Monday was given"... Continue Reading

200 companies caught violating the afternoon work ban since June

July 20, 2020

200 companies caught violating the afternoon work ban since June

The Public Authority for Manpower launched an inspection campaign in the construction sites in the West Abdullah Al Mubarak area, to ensure the employers, companies and registered workers are adhering to the decision to halt work in open spaces from 11 am till 4 pm, reports Al Rai daily. This decision was launched from 1 June until the end of August. The campaign discovery of 12 workers working on a government"... Continue Reading

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